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Address: 701 Fifth Ave, 73rd floor, Columbia Center, Seattle, WA 98104 (Formerly Bank of America Tower)
Phone Number: 206-386-5564
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Better than the Space Needle BY FAR!

Better than the Space Needle!! No lines and the price is about 1/3rd of the Needle. The Sky View Observatory is the highest building in the city and the view if OUTSTANDING... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Better than the Space Needle!! No lines and the price is about 1/3rd of the Needle. The Sky View Observatory is the highest building in the city and the view if OUTSTANDING. While there order the mezzo-plate from the Sky View Cafe and enjoy the homemade olive tapenade and a local beer and soak up the view. Done the street... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I've been to a lot of observatories and this one is the best! Way better than space needle and not crowded at all!! On a sunny day, it's even better!

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Los Angeles, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

stop by and check it out. Seattle is a beautiful place to visit and i make it out once a year. Can't complain about the weather, love to bundle up. SVO is a great place and won't run your wallet dry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I went here this morning and am so glad I did. The views are amazing. For most of the time, I was the only one there. Clear unobstructed views of the entire skyline. Only thing that would have been helpful would have been to have more signs designating what the landmarks were that I was viewing. Definitely worth the money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

After reading some reviews I entered this sky view instead of the Space Needle. I have not regret this choice. I cannot compare but I had seen the queue at the Space Needle. This is for the moment not a touristic attraction so the price is also lower than the Space Needle. You get to the 73th floor using two... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to view the entire city at a reasonable cost, plus there is a small café. The observation tower is well above the space needle and there were far fewer people. One admission allows you to come in the morning and at night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Obviously, everyone goes to the Space Needle. But the problem with goign to the Space Needle is that you can't see the Space Needle. So instead come here, where you get some great views of Seattle from the tallest building in town. Honestly, there's not much more to it than that, and if you spend more than 30 mins here,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Im from Chicago so I am pretty spoiled with the Sears Tower. But anyway... we decided to come here because I read that it was a much better view than the needle. We got there at about 8 pm and they closed at 10 so with nothing else to do that day we decided to stay until it closed. We... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A ride to the top in the elevators packed in like cattle but friendly and funny elevator operator. Checked out the views at the top. It was nice to see the City from all sides of the observatory. We have some good pics from above and a quick stop at the gift shop on the way out for the kids... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Why stand in line at the space needle? On the 73rd floor the Observatory is much higher than the Needle, you'll get a better view. And it's not as crowded. I think it was $9/person for 2 admissions, so you can go back at sunset to see the city lights.

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Address: 701 Fifth Ave, 73rd floor, Columbia Center, Seattle, WA 98104 (Formerly Bank of America Tower)
Phone Number: 206-386-5564
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle

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